Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
Beats and sunshine.
That's what makes the Magic City so, um, magical. And even though it may be Monday, just think about all the good music you'll get to hear once the most dreaded day of the work week passes.
To give you a little motivation, we're hooking you up with the five best concerts in SoFla this week, from Gogol Bordello's two-day gypsy punk rager at Culture Room to Big K.R.I.T at LMNT to Neon Trees at LIV.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
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Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
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Symphony of the Americas 26th Anniversary Summerfest
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Hundred Waters. With Mitski and Sigh Kicks. Presented by Poplife. Tuesday, March 10, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. All ages. Dive into the "magically enigmatic" sounds of OWSLA's Hundred Waters as the "indie-tronica foursome" make The Moon [Ring] Like A Bell at Grand Central.
Gogol Bordello. With special guests. Wednesday, March 11, and Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $28.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. "Start Wearing Purple" and "let the awesomeness ensue" as Eugene Huntz and the "Wanderlust Kings" of Gogol Bordello bring their "gypsy punk" to Culture Room.
Big K.R.I.T. Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. LMNT, 59 NW 36th St., Miami; 305-572-9550; lmntartsmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Turn up with the "King of the South" as Def Jam's Big K.R.I.T. brings that #CADILLACTICALOVE to the 305.
Neon Trees. As part of the BleauLive series. Friday, March 13, 8 p.m. LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Dinner and show packages cost $75 to $115 plus fees via nightpass.co. Get schooled on Pop Psychology with Provo, Utah's "post-punk-soul-pop" experts, Neon Trees at SoBe's swankiest nightclub, LIV.
17th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert. With Johnny Dread, Telekinetic Walrus, Sweetbone, Rhythm Flow, and others. Presented by Ploppy Palace Productions and NORML of Florida. Saturday, March 14, 4 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $12 to $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up. Proceeds support Florida's NORML, Patients Out Of Time, United For Care, and the Silver Tour. Help support the legalization of medical marijuana with funky tunes from Johnny Dread, Telekinetic Walrus, and Sweetbone, and the guys over at Ploppy Palace Productions and NORML of Florida at the 17th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert. In the words of Ploppy Palace's front man, Flash: "We will win."
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